Episodes
Dan Le Batard enters The Steam Room to reflect on the passing of O.J. Simpson, discuss the state of the NBA, and unpack Charles’ love/hate relationship with Dan’s father. Legendary, longtime Producer of Inside the NBA Tim Kiely joins to congratulate Ernie & the Chuckster on their Emmy nominations, and he brings his son along to offer a Gen Z perspective on EJ’s rap skills. Chuck’s Answering Machine asks about teammate pranks, being spoofed by SNL, and competing against Michael Jordan on a...
Published 04/13/24
Published 04/13/24
New Falcons QB Kirk Cousins enters the Steam Room to talk about signing the biggest free agent deal of the NFL offseason, the qualities that make a great Quarterback, and learning how to do the ‘Dirty Bird’ dance. 12-year MLB veteran Jeff Francoeur joins to discuss the problem of specialization in youth sports and what parents can do about it. Ernie and Charles talk Kate Middleton, Yacht Rock, Girl Scout Cookies, Wrestlemania, and Chuck finally joining Instagram. Learn more about your ad...
Published 03/16/24
2x National Champion Jay Wright enters the Steam Room to give the guys a March Madness primer, discuss the impact of NIL on the future of college hoops, and regale us with stories about Charles’ ruthlessness on the golf course. Auburn HC Bruce Pearl joins to share the heartwarming story of Sam Cunningham, a leukemia survivor who has become Auburn’s team manager. Chuck’s Answering Machine features calls about the Chuckster’s obsession with vacuuming, his harsh criticism of The Beekeeper, and...
Published 03/09/24
Comedian Nate Bargatze enters The Steam Room to talk about performing stand-up for one single person before selling out arenas, his obsession with golf, and even tries out some new material on Ernie and Charles. Robert Griffin III joins to preview Super Bowl LVIII and talks about still being open playing in the NFL again. Chuck says nice things about Indianapolis while stubbornly doubling down on his dismissive take about the body of water that flows through San Antonio. Learn more about your...
Published 02/10/24
Michael B. Jordan enters The Steam Room to discuss The Wire, the differences between acting and directing, and the surprising downside of being named Sexiest Man Alive. Legendary, long-time producer of Inside The NBA Tim Kiely joins to get Ernie & Chuck's' take on Taylor Swift, before quizzing them about Super Bowl trivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 02/03/24
NBA Veteran turned Media star Rex Chapman joins to talk about opening up in his upcoming memoir, bonding with Russell Crowe over Australian rugby, and the state of Kentucky Wildcat basketball. EJ and Charles discuss the art of interviewing, their very different morning routines, and why Shaq shouldn’t get any credit for his ‘role’ in creating The Steam Room. The Chuckster is riding the Lions this weekend, as if that fanbase hasn’t suffered enough. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 01/27/24
Hall of Fame Coach Bill Cowher enters The Steam Room to talk Steelers, the NFL Playoffs, and the swirling coaching carousel around the league. Legendary, long-time Producer of Inside The NBA Tim Kiely joins the convo to test the guys on some Pittsburgh vernacular. Chuck's Answering Machine posits questions about the MVP that Charles won over MJ, peanuts in Coca Cola, and how Chuck's wardrobe is dealing with his recent weight loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 01/20/24
3x NFL DPOY J.J. Watt returns to the Steam Room to talk about his transition to TV, the NFL playoffs, and finally confronts Chuck for ducking him on the golf course. Charles and Ernie reflect on the exits of two football legends, Nick Saban and Bill Belichick. Chuck’s Answering Machine features a confession of affection for Martha Stewart, a conversation about racially ambiguous cookout invites, and a revelation that even Loyal Steamers are not above the law. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 01/13/24
NBA Podcaster turned global spreader of basketball gospel Leigh Ellis joins The Steam Room to regale the guys with tales from his pickup basketball world tour. Leigh shares his favorite experiences from his 18-country adventure, and taps a fellow countryman to entice the Chuckster to come to a land down-under. Charles picks his CFB Natty Champ as well as his favorite Shaq endorsement. The two swap stories of how they *almost* worked out with one of The Beatles and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Learn...
Published 01/06/24
To get the guys in the holiday spirit, TK plays the Steam Room version of White Elephant, encourages Christmas karaoke, and get Chuckster’s review of eggnog. Chuck takes calls with questions about New Years Eve plans, generous donations, and the last two slices of Ray’s Pizza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/20/23
Comedy legend and Tony Award winner David Alan Grier drops by The Steam Room to wax poetic about Wolverines football, protest against pickleball, and make a compelling case for the adult onesie. Ernie and Charles debate the College Football Playoff, discuss their favorite TV shows, and the Chuckster divulges a disturbing confession about his daily Diet Coke intake. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/07/23
Candace Parker (too many accolades to list) joins the Steam Room to talk about her future in the WNBA, the joys and challenges of being a sports parent, and seasonal caffeine habits. Charles and Ernie discuss College Football Playoff scenarios, the virtues of being bald, and the debut of a new segment that will warm your heart like extra hot coffee. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/29/23
(King) Henrik Lundqvist skates into The Steam Room to reflect on his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, his ‘next chapter’ as a fragrance designer, and, well, being so darn handsome. Ernie and Charles share what they’re thankful for, try to make plans to see a Garth Brooks concert, and discuss dating app red flags. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 11/22/23
The 100th episode (!) of the Steam Room Podcast features special shoutouts from former guests Mark Cuban, Jimmy Kimmel, JJ Watt, and Rex Chapman. This star-studded show is highlighted by a surprise appearance from the long-time, legendary Producer of Inside the NBA, Tim Kiely. Confetti cannons are trickier than you might think.
Published 11/15/23
In this Season 5 premiere, Charles & Ernie welcome two sports icons into the Steam Room. Draymond Green stops by to chat about Chris Paul coming off the bench for GSW, what really happened with last year’s team, and defend this year’s team again the Chuckster’s skepticism. Dusty Baker joins to talk retirement life, his role in inventing the High Five, and awe the guys with stories about Hank Aaron and Satchel Paige.
Published 11/01/23
Ernie & Chuck take the show on the road for a very special Season 4 Finale in Miami. 2x Super Bowl Champion Travis Kelce drops by to confess he always wanted his name to be Charles, SNL makes him more nervous than football and he has been practicing non-stop for Capital One’s The Match featuring himself & Patrick Mahomes vs. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson - June 29 on TNT. TK puts the guys to the test with Season 4 Trivia, and forecasts his impending retirement as the legendary...
Published 05/24/23
'Biz Nasty' skates onto the show to talk playoff hockey and what it's REALLY like in the steam room with Chuck. In honor of Charles' newest grandchild, Inside the NBA producer Tim Kiely brings the laughs with some LEGENDARY 'grandpa jokes.' EJ and The Chuckster discuss everything from the NFL draft to which movies make them cry, before taking some fun calls from the answering machine.
Published 05/03/23
What a treat! We’ve got TWO George Foremans in the Steam Room to discuss the release of the upcoming film Big George Foreman — first, the heavyweight champ himself joins EJ and Chuck to to talk about staying fit at 74, naming all his kids ‘George’, and more. Next, actor Khris Davis talks playing the boxing legend, making weight for the role and what it really feels like when you forget a line. Speaking of treats…Chuck eats his words when it comes to his donut preferences.
Published 04/21/23
Ben Affleck joins to talk about his new movie Air, including insight into MJ’s relationship with Nike, and the experience of directing his longtime friend and collaborator, Matt Damon. Ernie gives Charles a chance to convince Ben that Krispy Kreme is better than Dunkin Donuts, but some loyalties are non-negotiable. Chuck unpacks a lot of feelings about the men and women’s Final Four, the ‘load management’ details from the NBA’s new CBA, and LIV golfers at the Masters. Come for a story about...
Published 04/07/23
Charles opens up and shares his thoughts about Ja Morant. Jay Wright keeps the March Madness mayhem going with his top picks and sleeper teams. The 2x National Champion former HC of Villanova talks retirement, if he’ll ever return to coaching and Chuck doesn’t miss a chance to give out a ‘pretty man’ compliment. TK is all about astrology and compatibility and Chuck’s Answering Machine features calls about rubber duckies, freeloaders and famous Inside the NBA segments.
Published 03/10/23
March Madness is here! College Basketball insider Andy Katz joins to give the guys an NCAA Tournament primer on hottest teams, upset predictions, and players who could be difference-makers in the dance. Ernie and Charles debate the do’s (stretching???) and don’ts (nudity, sitting too close) of Steam Room etiquette. Chuck calls EJ soft, argues Shaq isn’t even the best basketball player from LSU, and invites someone to go see Adele with him in Las Vegas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 03/03/23
On this special edition of The Steam Room, Charles and Ernie take the most calls EVER from Chuck’s Answering Machine. With belated birthday messages, SNL advice for Travis Kelce, a crazy MJ story, and straw debates - it really does have it all. TK also gets Chuck’s honest thoughts on Salt Lake City and Aaron Rodgers' ‘Darkness Retreat.’
Published 02/25/23
Bomani Jones joins to talk about his viral exchange with Jake Paul, the double standard faced by Black Quarterbacks and Black Head Coaches, and the implosion of the Brooklyn Nets. Charles weighs in on what’s going on with Ja Morant, and reveals how much he’s preparing to gamble on the Super Bowl (spoiler: a lot). Much to Ernie’s delight and Chuck’s chagrin, the bird calls keep on coming, America.
Published 02/11/23
Super Bowl MVP Von Miller joins to talk about his ACL rehab, Damar Hamlin, Tom Brady's (for real his time) retirement, golfing with Charles, and the Big Game next Sunday. Birders flock to Chuck's Answering Machine to shame him for doubling-down on ornithophobia. Look it up.
Published 02/04/23